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Rävala pst 4
EE-10143 Tallinn
Estonia
E: lextal@legalknowledgeportal.com
T: +372 6400 250
F: +372 6400 260

LEXTAL is a full-service business law firm with offices in each of the Baltic States: Estonia (Tallinn), Latvia (Riga) and Lithuania (Vilnius). LEXTAL was launched in Estonia 2003, and has a strong position among the top legal firms in the country.
In 2009 the firm opened office in Moldova, and in 2011 LEXTAL merged with well-established law firms in Latvia and Lithuania. LEXTAL Tallinn lawyers have been instrumental in the re- nationalization of Estonian Railways, as well as the sales of several public assets. They successfully handled one of the biggest tax disputes with Estonian Tax authorities.
On international scale, they undertook several infrastructure development projects in Balkan states. LEXTAL lawyers served as arbitrators or counsels in international disputes in Washington, London, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius.

Publications:
LEXTAL: A brief guide to Business Law in the Baltics

New case law trend: the director of the company shall be liable for the damage suffered by the employee in the event when the company went bankrupt

New case law trend: the director of the company shall be liable for the damage suffered by the employee in the event when the company went bankrupt

The Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania developed interpretation of provisions of the Tort law providing more guarantees to the employee injured at work in case when company (the employer) went bankrupt and extended regulations of company director liability. The Supreme Court found that in case of indirect liability ... Read More »

As from January 2015 – new amendments to the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania, which extend the requirements for notarial form of transactions.

As from January 2015 – new amendments to the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania, which extend the requirements for notarial form of transactions.

Lithuanian Parliament adopted amendments to the Civil Code (Project No. XIIP-248 (2), limiting the possibilities for initiating false fraud-related criminal offenses and aligning the provisions of the Civil Code with the introduction of the euro in Lithuania. Together with the aforementioned changes in the Civil Code, laws amending the Law ... Read More »

Recent Amendments to the Estonian Tax Laws

Recent Amendments to the Estonian Tax Laws

1. “EUR 1000 invoices” On 1 November 2014, a much-criticised obligation came into force requiring legal entities to submit data about their purchase and sales invoices to the tax authority in addition to regular VAT returns. According to the new regime, Estonian VAT liable companies shall submit monthly VAT return ... Read More »

Amendments to the Insolvency law of Latvia

Amendments to the Insolvency law of Latvia

On 15th of October 2014 the parliament of the Republic of Latvia adopted the law “Amendments to the Insolvency law”, which is going to come into force on the 1st of January 2015. In accordance with these amendments, reforms to a natural person’s insolvency process regulation are intended by significantly ... Read More »

Mari Männiko´s article in a book called “Regulating Technologies in the European Union, Normative Realities and Trends”

Mari Männiko´s article in a book called “Regulating Technologies in the European Union, Normative Realities and Trends”

Law Firm LEXTAL Attorney at Law Mari Männiko has published an article “Intermediary service providers’ liability exemptions- where can we draw the line?” in a book called ”Regulating Technologies in the European Union, Normative Realities and Trends” by Publishing house Springer. The role of e-services has rapidly developed in recent ... Read More »

Amendments on Estonian tax legislation

Amendments on Estonian tax legislation

1. Value Added Tax Act On 1 November 2014, a new and already much-criticised obligations comes into force requesting legal entities to submit data about purchase and sales invoices to the tax authority in addition to a regular VAT returns. According to the new regime, Estonian VAT liable companies shall ... Read More »

Employment register in Estonia

Employment register in Estonia

As from 1 July 2014 all natural and legal persons providing work are required to register the persons employed by them with the employment register held by the Estonian Tax and Customs Board. This is probably one of the most important legislative changes to enter into force in 2014. All employers, including ... Read More »

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